Antimicrobial coatings for the prevention of catheter associated infections

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Engineering (Level 1)


Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs) are amongst the most common nosocomial infections and the primary cause of a complication of indwelling urinary catheters. UTIs are the most commonly diagnosed infections in older adults and account for over a third of all nursing home-associated infections. Once an infection occurs, the current treatment regime involves the use of antibiotics which is problematic given the rise multidrug resistance pathogens. The aim of this studentship is to develop novel antimicrobial coatings without the use of antibiotics for prevention and treatment of CA-UTIs.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513271/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2023
2271157 Studentship EP/R513271/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2023 Graeme Pitt